Nearly 3 million citizens in Saudi Arabia have entered the crypto space over the past six months, according to a study by KuCoin.
To explore the adoption and penetration of cryptocurrencies in Saudi Arabia, crypto exchange KuCoin released an “Into The Cryptoverse Report”. The study unravelled sustainable interest among crypto investors in Saudi Arabia. Per the report:
“51% of crypto investors invest because they believe it is the future of finance, while 44% believe that cryptocurrencies can bring them higher returns in the long run compared to other types of financial investment.”
Over the last six months, 14% of the adult population entered the crypto space by either trading digital assets or owning them. Furthermore, 17% of adults depicted crypto curiosity and were likely to invest in cryptocurrencies in the next six months.
New market entrants were going through the roof, with the report stating:
“The high proportion of new market entrants is unique to Saudi Arabia, as 76% of crypto investors have less than one year of experience in crypto investment, including 49% of those who first started trading cryptocurrencies in the past six months, suggesting strong demand for crypto education in the market.”
Despite the onset of the bearish market in the second quarter of this year, some crypto owners in the nation still showed confidence in their investments. The study also highlighted:
“In the second quarter of 2022, 31% of crypto owners in Saudi Arabia said that they would keep their crypto balance as is rather than increase their investment.”
However, the ratio of gender inequality is a bit high when it comes to crypto investment because 63% are men and 37% are women. Nevertheless, women investors depict a more practical mindset by looking at realistic benefits. The survey stated:
“48% of female crypto investors are motivated by its profitability in the long run, and 42% of females invest in crypto to gain passive income.”
With 42% of Saudi crypto investors seeing the profits accrued as a stepping stone toward improving their families’ living conditions, the KuCoin study found out that these unique aspects were opening up new horizons and possibilities for the cryptocurrency market in the nation.
Meanwhile, Argentinians have been seeking shelter in stablecoins following the resignation of the economy minister, Blockchain.News reported.
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